Local

Head-On Crash On Highway 55 In Eagan Kills 1, Injures Another

View Comments
(credit: CBS)

(credit: CBS)

Get Breaking News First

Receive News, Politics, and Entertainment Headlines Each Morning.
Sign Up
Today's Most Popular Video
  1. WCCO Viewers' Choice For Best Place To See Santa In MN
  2. More Holiday Photos From 'WCCO This Morning' Viewers
  3. Twin Cities Community Gospel Choir Performs Live
  4. 4 Things To Know For Dec. 19, 2014
  5. 4 Things To Do: Winter Break Fun For Kids

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Highway 55 in Eagan, Minn. had to be closed for several hours Friday morning after a head-on collision killed one person and injured another, according to the Minnesota State Patrol.

Deputies responded to the crash just before 6 a.m. in the area of Highway 55 and Northland Drive in Eagan. Authorities said the westbound side of Highway 55 was closed at Lexington Avenue while officers investigated and assisted at the scene.

Authorities said the crash involved two vehicles, a 2005 Toyota Camry and a 2006 Ford Focus. The State Patrol said the Camry was headed eastbound on Highway 55 when it veered into the westbound lanes of traffic and hit the Focus head-on.

(credit: CBS)

(credit: CBS)

The driver of the Camry, 53-year-old Gary Ferm of Bloomington, was taken to Regions Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Authorities said 52-year-old Kevin Hough of Farmington was killed.

The highway reopened to traffic late Friday morning.

View Comments
blog comments powered by Disqus
Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 2,377 other followers